Former MI5 Director General says home grown food production is integral to national security at NFU Lecture

Former Director General of MI5, The Baroness Manningham-Buller LG DCB said home grown food production is integral to our national security, at the NFU’s 2022 Henry Plumb Memorial Lecture.

Growing conditions can be unreliable, your tech shouldn’t be

Gone are the days of farms only distributing locally, and productivity being based on rising at the crack of dawn. After all, Daylight Saving Time has been on the verge of obsoletion since 2019; lighter mornings are no longer the driving force behind the capacity of work your business is able to take on. A new dawn is rising: one of technological advancement.

Avian flu cases ramp up in East Anglian ‘hot spots’

Defra has confirmed 22 cases of H5N1 in England since 1st October, with the majority of cases in Norfolk, followed by Essex and Suffolk.

British lamb shipped to the US for the first time in 25 years

British lamb was shipped to the United States for the first time in over two decades last week, opening up a market worth £37 million in the first five years of trade to the UK sheep industry.

Online event to reveal the future direction of AHDB in November

Sector councils will unveil their new strategies for tackling industry challenges during next month’s online event, where farmers can learn about the future direction of the AHDB.

Clarkson’s new book combines humour with an unflinching insight into life as a British farmer

British farming’s unexpected advocate Jeremy Clarkson is back with a new book this autumn, picking up from where he left off in A Year on the Farm, which described his first year as a farmer. It was a year that included ‘biblical weather, a forest of red tape, a lockdown, a herd of escapey sheep [and] 10 million vindictive bees […]’.

Mini-budget tax cuts bring relief to the agricultural sector

In an effort to tackle the energy crisis and rising inflation, the Government has announced a series of tax cuts in its new Growth Plan that are expected to ease pressures in the farming industry.

Diversification in an uncertain world

In uncertain times, Rural Asset Finance is seeing more and more farmers looking to diversify into green energy. While traditional banks which may balk at the idea of loaning money for new enterprises that have not been tried and tested, Rural Asset Finance explains an alternative funding option that is available to diversifying farmers.

VIDEO: How a tractor is made: A tour of the New Holland plant

Since Covid-19 hit the UK in 2020, New Holland has operated a strict policy of no tours to keep the staff safe and the plant running – but Farmers Guide was lucky enough to be invited for a tour.

Defra responds to rumours that ELMS could be scrapped

Media reports that the government is set to change or scrap the ELM subsidy schemes, backpedalling on its environmental commitments, “are simply not right”, Defra insists.

Making the right decisions matters!

Keeping eyes and ears open helps when choosing the best tyre options.

First BRD vaccine licensed for newborn calves

MSD Animal Health has announced that its Bovilis Intranasal RSP Live vaccine is now licensed for use in calves from the day of birth onwards.

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